BOOK GUIDE: MICHAEL VEY: THE PRISONER OF CELL 25

 

 

Quality:  * * * *     Acceptability:  +1

 

WARNING CODES:

Language:   None

Violence:  VV

Sex:  S

Nudity:  None

 

RELEASE DATE:  August 9, 2011

AUTHOR:  Richard Paul Evans

PUBLISHER:  Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink/Simon & Schuster

 

CONTENT:  (BBB, PaPa, O, FR, VV, S, D, M) Very strong moral worldview, with some slight pagan references to occult astrology and luck and some nominalistic notions as well as some false religious Mormon underlying concepts hinting at anthropocentric divinity; no foul language; action violence, some of it very intense, including people being shocked, shot, beaten, tortured, starved, and even killed; kissing between young teenagers and mentions of sex; no visible nudity because it’s a book; slight reference to drugs; and, one reference to astrology and one reference to luck.

 

GENRE:  Teenage Thriller

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Teenagers and adults

REVIEWER:  Dr. Ted Baehr

 

REVIEW:  MICHAEL VEY:  THE PRISONER OF CELL 25 by Richard Paul Evans is a very exciting book. It is one of the most powerful thrillers in recent years, and, as a result, it is a success on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

MICHAEL VEY tells a story of a less than ordinary guy who’s hiding a serious secret. Michael finds there are others with same propensity and there is an evil corporation trying to track them down to use them for nefarious purposes. The evil corporation is headed up by a man named Hatch, who is truly abhorrent.

 

Michael is willing to lay down his life for others, and others are won to the side of the good, the true and the beautiful.

 

MICHAEL VEY is extremely well written. It could be a terrific movie. It is similar to X-MEN, with more surprises.

 

It does have a lot of action violence with one reference to astrology and one reference to luck. Also, some of the novel’s elements and structure that deny the biblical view of ontology and humanity will reveal the author’s Mormon faith to astute readers.

 

That said, it teaches a lot of good values:  doing the right thing, putting others first, giving your life for others, loving your neighbor as yourself, and other biblical virtues. It is not just a New York Times bestseller, it is great reading for the young of heart of all ages.

 

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SUMMARY:  MICHAEL VEY:  THE PRISONER OF CELL 25 by Richard Paul Evans is a very exciting, well written thriller about a less than ordinary guy who’s hiding a serious secret. MICHAEL VEY teaches a lot of good values, but it does include a reference to astrology, a reference to luck and has a structure that sometimes reveals the author’s Mormon faith.

 

IN BRIEF:

 

MICHAEL VEY:  THE PRISONER OF CELL 25 is a very exciting book. It tells a story of a less than ordinary guy who’s hiding a serious secret. Michael finds there are others with same propensity and there is an evil corporation trying to track them down to use them for nefarious purposes. The evil corporation is led by a man named Hatch, who is truly abhorrent. Michael is willing to lay down his life for others, and others are won to the side of the good, the true and the beautiful.

 

MICHAEL VEY is extremely well written. It could be a terrific movie. It is similar to X-MEN, with more surprises. It does have a lot of action violence with one reference to astrology and one reference to luck. Also, some of the novel’s structure reveals the Mormon faith of the author. That said, it teaches a lot of good values:  doing the right thing, putting others first, giving your life for others, loving your neighbor as yourself, and other biblical virtues. It is not just a New York Times bestseller, it is great reading for the young of heart of all ages.